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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
to take advantage of the free education offered by the g.i. bill. after three or four years you might have a vet ready to enter the workforce. >> certainly. when you come back you're a little out of sync with the civilian population. it takes a while to get back into the swing of things. now they are ready to go work. but they are not eligible. >> reporter: and even if they are eligible, some question why vets would want to work for walmart. >> the 1.4 million people work there is now say we don't get a decent wage or healthcare and we want something better. >> reporter: author al norman, an outspoken critic of walmart is referring to the nationwide black friday protest where workers decide low -- cited low warnings, decreasing part time hours and increasing healthcare costs. he says many walmart employees are forced into medi-cal leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. >> you have veterans coming back to spokespersons the same thing? i don't think that's a very ak traive offer, thank you. >> reporter: now, wouldn't a job at walmart be better than no j
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
to fund their college educations. she told the audience her next goal is to open a boarding school for underprivileged kids. >> 95 to 90 percents of the students will graduate because any kid that is not in the classroom, mama brown will be up in the dorm. >> reporter: cathryn couch of sonoma explained how volunteers with her project has change the teenagers who learned to prepare meals for the critically ill. >> everyone teen has had someone look them in the eye thank you for helping save my life. you're not the same after that whether your's 15, 13 or 5. >> reporter: winner lisa markey giraldi included the disabled in everyday activity. >> being able to work with people and make a difference in their lives is the most rewarding feeling in the world. and i feel very blessed to be able to do work that i love. >> reporter: mark ruefenacht stepped up to the podium with a dog, one of many his organization has trained to alert diabetics to a dangerous change in blood sugar levels. he said he believes volunteering is a way of life. >> true happiness i
Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> i think that takes a change in the education community and i think that's we're starting to see that, that you know, unfortunately, we're selling yesterday's dream. >> reporter: lots of people both in and out of college are beginning to question the wisdom of the california dream. and there are those who feel its time to offer something to the 72% who don't get the diploma. john ramos cbs 5. >>> they say honesty is the best policy and it paid off for a college kid from placer county whose candid self- assessment landed him a job on wall street. his cover letter to a small investment banking firm is called the best ever. what's in it? the san diego state finance student admits that he has no special skills but he also has no qualms about fetching coffee, shining shoes, taking out the laundry and he will work for next to nothing. >> hired. >> he heads to manhattan this summer for an internship. isn't that how you started in. >> didn't we all start that way, coffee, no pay, laundry? >> i remember the first thing i ever heard from a television new
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
job gains, construction, technology and educational services. >>> attention spare the air scoff flaws, and you know who you are! the police are after you. and they are zeroing in on one county in particular. >> reporter: nothing like making a fire to keep the house warm, but that's a no-no on spare the air days. sonoma county is earning the dubious honor. >> they lead the bay area in the number of violations. >> reporter: 346 so far this season. bay area quality is on the lookout. if you get caught? >> people first have the option to take an awareness course and if they choose not to do that, there is a $100 fine for first time violation. second time violators have a $500 fine. >> they have villainized the hearth product that burns wood. >> reporter: mountain fireplace center in santa rosa says it's not so cut and dry. he says newer ovens create smoke levels that are negligible. he says the current snitch system isn't neighborly. >> neighbors turn on each other. it's not community-oriented. >> people see smoke in the air and instantly reac
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